The Liberty Prairie Foundation supports educational programming at the Prairie Crossing Farm to educate and inspire people to value healthy food, land and community through experiences on our farm.
 

The Liberty Prairie Foundation provides leadership and financial support for local food system development, social entrepreneurship, land conservation, environmental education, and civic engagement.   


We hope to see you at our upcoming events!
Prairie Crossing Farm featured on Growing a Greener World
       

Watch the Growing a Greener World episode featuring Prairie Crossing and the Prairie Crossing Farm, "Greening of Suburbia."


Join us at 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 5 at the Byron Colby Barn for a free screening of the episode followed by a question and answer session. Meet the stars of the show! 

 

While watching, enjoy complementary certified organic popcorn grown at the Prairie Crossing Farm by resident organic farmers Sandhill Family Farms.

 

Click here for more information about the screening and discussion on Nov. 5 at the Byron Colby Barn. Mark your calendars for a fun and engaging evening! 

Fall Festival at the Farm - Oct. 18
 
Celebrate another successful season at our inaugural Fall Festival from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 18 at the Prairie Crossing Farm.
 

We'll offer free hayride tours of the Prairie Crossing Farm with Jeff Miller (resident organic farmer, Sandhill Family Farms) and Brad Leibov (CEO, Liberty Prairie Foundation). Everyone loves a hayride! Parents are required to ride with their children and provide supervision.
 

Stock up on fall vegetables grown by Midnight Sun Farm and Radical Root Farm, order your free-range Thanksgiving turkey from Midnight Sun Farm, and learn about Sandhill Family Farms' winter CSA shares (dairy, meat, and egg) and gift opportunities. Radical Root will also have local honey and Gretta's Goats will have handmade goat milk soap for sale.
 

"Dig into" the science of composting and fermentation, learn about pastured poultry with Sandhill Family Farms' chickens, and visit Yaw-Ye Farms' pastured pigs. Stroll through farm-related  art on a working organic farm courtesy of the Lexicon of Sustainability, which explores sustainability concepts through art installations throughout the U.S.


You won't want to miss it so save the date - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 18! Click here for more information about the Fall Festival.   

Leadership Development
         

After the conclusion of the summer program, two Prairie Farm Corps crew leaders continue to work at the Prairie Crossing Farm, preparing for the weekly Libertyville Farmers Market.

 

Dylan Fishman took a few courses in the College of Lake County's Sustainable Agriculture program, and the Prairie Farm Corps was his first farm job. Dylan will be continuing his education at Montana State University studying sustainable agriculture and bioenergy systems. Working as a Prairie Farm Corps crew leader has inspired him to work with youth education in the future. 
 

Jhansy Flores joined the Prairie Farm Corps as a crew leader after three years in the Lake County Green Youth Farm in Waukegan, a program of the Chicago Botanic Garden and Lake County Forest Preserve District. She hopes to study sustainable agriculture and loved expanding her farming knowledge this summer. She dreams of running a program similar to the Prairie Farm Corps for special needs students on her own farm someday.   

 

Visit Dylan and Jhansy at the Libertyville Farmers Market Thursdays from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. until Oct. 16. Your purchase of certified organic vegetables supports the Prairie Farm Corps youth development program!


Position Opening - Angelic Organics Learning Center

               

Angelic Organics Learning Center is hiring a Farmer Training Finance and Project Coordinator. Click here to learn more about this position opening
 

Angelic Organics Learning Center's Farmer Training Initiative facilitates trainings for our next generation of farmers.
 

Many of the farmers in the Farm Business Development Center at the Prairie Crossing Farm are graduates of Angelic Organics Learning Center's Stateline Farm Beginnings Program and the Liberty Prairie Foundation works in partnership with Angelic Organics Learning Center in our sustainable local food systems work.


Upcoming Workshops with Radical Root

                

Radical Root Farm is offering a variety of educational workshops, in partnership with Cacao Sweets and Treats in downtown Grayslake.

  • Canning Summer's Bounty - 9/24 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $65
  • Edible Herbal Bodycare and Beauty Products - 12/3 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $65

Advance registration is required - see the "classes" section of www.radicalrootfarm.com for workshop descriptions, registration information, workshop location, and more.  

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